News | December 6, 2023
Mantis Innovation Leaders Join TEPA Board, Elevating Commitment to Advancing Competitive Energy Markets
Houston, TX (December 6, 2023) Mantis Innovation attended The Energy Professionals Association’s (TEPA) 18th Annual National Conference in Austin, Texas on November 7-9, where it was announced that Mantis Innovation President of Energy Solutions, Steve Campbell, and Vice President of Operations, Jen Underwood, would be taking on new board positions, with Campbell slated to take over as 2024 Board President, and Underwood stepping in as Treasurer.
Campbell currently serves as an at-large Board Member and has been the TEPA Sustainability Committee Chair since 2021, with Underwood currently serving as an at-large board member in 2023.
“I’m honored to have the confidence of my fellow TEPA members to serve as next year’s TEPA president,” said Campbell. "I am thrilled to step into a role that has been held by so many successful past leaders, I join an exceptional board and our dynamic Executive Director, Shannon McGriff. Together, we will continue to shape the association and are committed to innovating the retail energy industry. Mike Payne, our current TEPA president, has been instrumental in helping TEPA grapple with some of the key legislative and regulatory challenges facing our industry. I applaud his efforts and will continue to help our TEPA Board advocate on behalf of the retail energy market. I also look forward to encouraging our members as they lend their expertise to TEPA by volunteering, as well as engaging with them in more frequent communication and feedback.”
“I embrace the opportunity to contribute my skills, diligence, and dedication to ensuring transparency, fiscal responsibility, and sustainable growth as the Treasurer of TEPA,” adds Underwood. “The support of Mantis Innovation in this journey shows the importance of how we collaborate in moving our industry forward.”
The Mantis team secured additional accolades at the National Conference, receiving ERCG Excellence Awards in recognition of its exceptional contributions to the industry, including third place in the highly competitive category of Supplier Overall Satisfaction. “This accolade is a testament to Mantis’s dedication to meeting and exceeding the expectations of its clients,” explained Campbell, adding “Mantis's success in this category reflects Mantis’s commitment to understanding client needs, adapting to industry trends, and maintaining a high standard of service. It’s what set us apart in the competitive landscape.” Mantis also secured a spot in the Supplier Top 5 – Market Share category, tying for 1st place. The awards, which celebrate excellence in various categories, underline Mantis's commitment to delivering top-notch services and earning the trust and satisfaction of its clients.
“Our data would indicate that Mantis Innovation excels in quality of relationships, not quantity," said Young Kim, Principal at Energy Research Consulting Group. "There are a few other ABCs that have more supplier relationships, but Mantis is ranked #1 on supplier volume. Nearly 30% of suppliers surveyed reported that Mantis is one of their top 5 ABCs by volume. This is extraordinary, especially considering how fragmented the ABC sector is. A very significant share of suppliers view Mantis as the best partner in the industry, and it should instill confidence in their clients. If you are fortunate enough to work with Mantis, you will be treated well."
About Mantis Innovation
Mantis Innovation is the premier provider of smart solutions that deliver better building performance through managed facility services and turnkey program management. Mantis leverages expertise from a vast array of professional disciplines in engineering, comprehensive data collection and analysis, technology-enabled solutions, and a network of trusted partners. The Mantis Innovation managed solutions include energy procurement, demand management, solar, roofing, building envelope, pavement, LED lighting, HVAC/mechanical, building automation systems, and data center optimization. Mantis is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 17 locations across the United States from Massachusetts to Washington.
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